Assault suspect resists arrest, feels wrath of (K9) Khan

Assault suspect resists arrest, feels wrath of (K9) Khan

An assault suspect in a domestic violence incident refused to surrender peacefully to deputies, who then resorted to sending in K9 Khan, who quickly found him attempting to hide in a couch.

Early Wednesday morning deputies were called to an apartment in the 4900 block of East Upriver Drive for a domestic violence incident, where the victim reported that Casey Barker, 34, had punched her and attempted to strangle her. The woman told deputies she was in fear for her life after the assault.

Deputies went to the door and attempted to talk to Barker inside, and while they could hear something inside the apartment, Barker did not respond to several attempts to talk to him. Deputies warned him they’d get a search warrant to enter to the apartment but, again, Barker refused to respond.

So deputies got a search warrant, advised Barker again several times they wanted him to come to the door, but Barker, again, refused to respond. At this point they told him he was under arrest and were prepared to send in K9 Khan to make contact with him.

Khan rushed into the apartment and quickly located Barker hiding under a blanket between some cushions on a couch. Despite his meeting with Khan, Barker continued to resist arrest and deputies had to strike him several times on his knees to gain control over him and take Barker into custody.

A baggie, found in one of his pockets in his jeans, had a substance that showed a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine.

Barker was given medical treatment and then taken to the Spokane County Jail where he was booked on charges of second-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing law enforcement and resisting arrest.